Nevada DMV Written Test Practice – License and Permit – 2021



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#1. Always turn your front wheels away from the curb when you are parked on a grade and facing:

Headed uphill, turn your front wheels away from the curb and let your vehicle roll back a few inches.


#2. In which situation are you allowed to pass a school bus?

You are required to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students. When a school bus has stopped and is displaying a flashing red-light signal, you may not attempt to overtake or proceed past the school bus until the bus driver has turned off the flashing red lights.


#3. Where is a U-turn against the law?

Never make a U-turn:

  • At or on a railroad crossing.
  • On a divided highway by crossing a dividing section, curb, strip of land, or two sets of double yellow lines.
  • Where you cannot see clearly 200 feet in each direction because of a curve, hill, rain, fog, or other reason.
  • Where a No U-turn sign is posted.
  • When other vehicles may hit you.
  • On a one-way street.
  • In front of a fire station. Never use a fire station driveway to turn your vehicle around.
  • In business districts. Areas with churches, apartments, multifamily housing units, and public buildings are also considered to be business districts. Turn only at an intersection, unless a sign prohibits it, or where openings are provided for turns.
  • Near a grade where there is less than 500 feet of visibility in both directions.

#4. In this situation (approaching the bicyclist from behind), you should:

Be patient when passing a bicyclist. Slow down and pass only when it is safe. Do not squeeze the bicyclist off the road. In this situation passing is not allowed. On two-lane roads where traffic moves in opposite directions you may pass only when there is a broken yellow line on your left.


#5. On a road with yellow center lines:

Yellow lines mark the center of a road and separate lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions.


#6. Which is true about alcohol?

Alcohol is a mind-altering drug that works as a sedative. It changes the way you think and act. It affects judgment and coordination.


#7. A road sign with a round shape means:

A circular sign is used to warn that there is a railroad crossing ahead.


#8. The areas around a large truck where other vehicles disappear into blind spots are often called no-zones. These areas include:

The No-Zone is the area around large commercial trucks or buses where cars disappear into blind spots. If truck drivers cannot see you, the possibility of a collision is greatly increased. These blind spots are the Side No-Zone, Rear No-Zone and Front No-Zone areas. The right-side blind spot is doubly dangerous because trucks and buses make wide right turns!


#9. When two vehicles from different directions arrive at an intersection not controlled by signs or signals, which vehicle must be given the right-of-way?

At an intersection where there are no traffic signs or signals, the vehicle on your right should usually go first. If you have the right-of-way and others yield it to you, proceed through the intersection with caution.


#10. The criminal penalties for first offense of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) include:

The penalties are jail sentence of 2 days to 6 months, or 96 hours of community service, and a fine of $400 to $1,000.


#11. When are you required to stop at a railroad crossing?

Do not cross when red lights are flashing, bells are sounding, or a gate is lowered.

By law, you must stop when:

  • A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a railroad train
  • A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a railroad train
  • A railroad train approaching within approximately 1,500 feet of the highway crossing emits a signal audible from such distance and such railroad train, by reason of its speed or nearness to such crossing, is an immediate hazard.
  • An approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing.

If there is a stop sign at the crossing, you must always stop and not proceed until it is safe.


#12. You should adjust your seat and mirrors:

Before you start the engine

  • Adjust the seat so you can reach the controls comfortably and can see.
  • Make sure the windshield and windows are clean.
  • Buckle up! And make sure your passengers do, too.
  • Check your attitude. Are you calm and in control of yourself?
  • Check the rear and side mirrors and make sure they are properly adjusted.

#13. The best way to avoid last minute moves when driving is to:

The key to defensive driving is awareness. You must keep your eyes moving so that you can keep track of what is happening around you at all times. Look ahead for trouble spots and frequently check the rear view and side mirrors to keep abreast of the traffic and road conditions to the rear and sides.


#14. When you want to pass a motorcycle from behind, you must:

Don’t pass a motorcycle in the same lane. Remember, motorcycle operators have the right to use a complete traffic lane.


#15. Always signal to other drivers when you:

Always signal before you slow down, stop, make a turn, or change lanes. It is important that other highway users know your intentions. Signals may be given by hand-and-arm positions or by using the vehicle’s signal lights the law requires you to signal a turn or lane change with your directional lights or hand signals at least 100 feet ahead.


#16. When are you allowed to use a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving?

You may use a handheld device to report an emergency if stopping the vehicle would be inadvisable, impractical, or dangerous.


#17. To avoid getting tired on a long trip, you should:

One of the greatest dangers is fatigue. On long trips you can become sleepy or hypnotized by the constant hum of the wind, tires, and engine. It is a good idea to take regular rest stops, even if you are not tired.


#18. If a traffic signal light is not working, you should proceed as if the intersection is, in all directions, controlled by:

When traffic control lights are not working, you must come to a full stop before proceeding through the intersection. After yielding to pedestrians and to other vehicles that have already stopped or are in the intersection, you may proceed with caution.


#19. To stop in an emergency situation with an Anti-Locking Brake System, you need to:

The correct way to stop with conventional brakes is to pump the brakes. Drivers with ABS need to keep their foot with even pressure on the brake pedal and steer out of danger. Removing steady pressure from the brake pedal or pumping the brakes will disengage or turn off the ABS.


#20. This sign means you may not drive faster than 15 mph:

You must obey the reduced speed limit of 15 mph any day, at any time children are present.


#21. When children are nearby, what should you do before you back out of a driveway or parking lot?

Walk around the vehicle before you get in. Check in front and behind the vehicle.


#22. When you drive at night, you should:

Driving at night is always more difficult and hazardous than daytime driving. At night, you cannot see as far, as soon or as much.

You can make your night driving safer in these ways:

  • Always drive within the range of your headlights.
  • Keep your speed in control and within posted speed limits.
  • Keep your windshield clean inside and out.
  • Never wear sunglasses when driving at night.

#23. It is illegal to leave a child unattended in a motor vehicle on a hot day, if the child is:

Never leave a child age 7 or younger unattended in a vehicle if the conditions present a significant risk to the health and safety of that child unless the child is being supervised by, and within sight of, a person at least 12 years old.

Violation of this law is a misdemeanor offense.


#24. You are crossing an intersection. An emergency vehicle with activated lights and sirens approaches from behind. What should you do?

You must yield the right-of-way to any police vehicle, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle using a siren and red lights. Drive to the right edge of the road and stop until the emergency vehicle(s) have passed. However, never stop in an intersection.


#25. If there is an oncoming vehicle in your lane, you should:

If you see a vehicle coming toward you in your lane, slow down, sound your horn, flash your headlights, and pull as far to the right as you safely can. Do not swing into the lane the approaching vehicle has left because the other driver may suddenly realize their mistake and turn back into the proper lane. If a collision is unavoidable, brake firmly and steadily.

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Nevada DMV Written Test

Quick facts about your DMV driver’s license and learner’s permit test in Nevada:

  Number of Questions: 25
  Correct answers needed: 20
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Time limit: None
  Earliest retest upon failure:

500+ Nevada DMV Written Test Questions

This practice test for a Nevada Driver License or Learner’s Permit has 25 questions. Each set of questions is randomly drawn from a pool of more than 500 DMV questions. It gives you a lot of chances to check your knowledge and if you are ready for the real DMV examination or not.

After each question, there is a quick feedback that tells you your answer was correct or not. If you made a mistake, there is also brief explanation that explains the correct answer.

The test is specifically designed to help you pass the Nevada written DMV exam, which means that answers are not always applicable to other states.

Please note that this is not an official DMV home test. Nevada DMV does not offer knowledge testing from the comfort of your home and is not associated with Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (NVDMV).

The Official NVDMV Written Test

The official knowledge test for a learner’s permit or Nevada Driver License has 25 questions about road rules, Nevada traffic laws, and safe driving. You need 20 correct answer to pass the test. That is passing score of 80%.

The test has less road sign questions than in other states. It focuses more on road rules and Nevada laws. All questions are based on the information in the Nevada Driver’s Handbook .

There is no time limit on the test, which means you should take your time and carefully read all questions and answer alternatives. When you see “All of the above” as the last choice, you must be aware that more than one alternative can be correct.

Expect the test to take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

You typically take the test on a computer with audio support. The test is available only in English and Spanish. If you aren’t fluent in any of these two languages, you can be allowed to use an interpreter, but remember that you may bring only an approved interpreter and you must pay for the interpreter yourself. If you have difficulties managing a computerized test, you may ask for an oral examination.

Should you fail the written test the first time, you may, at the discretion of the examiner, be allowed to take it again the same day. DMV charges an additional fee for every retest.

Is the Nevada Written DMV Test Hard?

The failure rate on the Nevada DMV test is approximately 40%. More than 1 out of 3 first-time test takers fail the exam.

This is more than in many other states, but with the right preparations you can pass the test.

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Drivers under 18 Years Must Complete a Driver Education Course

In general, you must complete a driver education course if you are under 18 years and apply for your first driver license. You may take courses offered by a public or private high school or a DMV-licensed professional drive school.

You can enroll when you turn 15 years, and you have three options:

  • Attend a classroom course and complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience; or
  • Complete an online course and 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience; or
  • Complete 100 hours of driving experience. This option applies only if a classroom course is not offered within a 30-mile radius of your residence and you do not have access to the internet.

The Nevada Driver’s Handbook will be provided when you start your driver education, but we recommend that you get a copy ahead of the course and familiarize yourself with the content. You can get a copy at any DMV office or download a PDF-version of the handbook online .

Nevada Driver License

Full License at 16 Years

To apply for a full Nevada Driver’s License, you must be at least 16 years old and you must have held a valid instruction permit for at least six months. During the six months before you apply, you cannot have any at-fault crashes, moving violation convictions, or alcohol/drug convictions of any kind.

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